Re: Official TNA DVD Help/Discussion/Review Thread
TNA Geneses 2011
-The intro was very well done and had more of a "realistic" feeling to it. That said im not too excited for the main event.
1. Kazarian def (c) Jay Lethal in 12 via Reverve Tombstone to win X Title
Very good opener that if given 5 more minutes would have been even better. It seems Kaz has put on some fat,but he can still hit his spots,as it was mostly Lethal on the offense for the first half. I was kinda pissed at the end because i thought we were gonna have a ref bump but luckily that didnt happen fully.
- That sucks that the potential MOTN is out now due to Styles's injury. That said lets hope they find a good replacement for Williams and im glad they are Pushing AJ towards a face.
2. Madison Rayne def Mickie James in 11 via KO Punch to Retain KO Title
Glad they were given time,but it seemed like too long for these two. Rayne did not impress me at all but Mickie carried the match to being passable.
-Great Abyss is the last Person i want to face Williams.
3. BMI def MCMG in 18 via Roll up with Tights to win Tag Titles
Great match. Started slow at first but picked up thats for sure. You knew it would be at least 4 stars by default. This had more psycology than their more well known encounters,but it paid off in the end with lots of near falls and false finishes.
-Devon looks motivated,and im actually excited for this?
4. Bully Ray def Devon in 11 via DQ
Exceeded many expectations by a mile. Very strong brawl that made me want to see more. The shoe spot was awesome,and these guys stiffed eachother pretty damn good as well.
- Jarrett is playing the confident heel very well,almost like he cares about Kurt in a way.
5. Abyss def Doug Williams in 10 via Black Hole Slam
About what you would expect. Still such a letdown to what cold have been had AJ been able to perform.
-They just gave away who RVDs opponent would be. that said RVD shouldnt be so dumb.
6. Matt Hardy def RVD via Twist of Hate in 12
Basic match,Hardy looks way out of shape and he was very sluggish. The action was fine for the spots but the crowd didnt care when it wasnt signature moves. Also the heel referee thing needs to go away.
-Angle looked happy to be back. The line about Jarretts wife was a nice touch.
7. Kurt Angle fought Jeff Jarrett to a No Contest in 5 in an MMA Exhibition Match.
Pretty damn entertaining until the end. Angle showed he could be a great MMA fighter if he wanted to be,and Jarrett played the heel perfectly. Cant believe the camera got the blade though. Some might hate it but if you enjoy this stuff was it was good. Angle bleed buckets too.
-I hate that belt.
8. Mr Anderson def Matt Morgan in 15 via Small Package to become #1 Contender
Good match. Not great but did its job. A slow pace to start witha few false finishes did this match pretty good. Ending was anti climactic in a way but it made Morgan save face so whatever.
9. Mr Anderson defeated Jeff Hardy via Mic Check in 9 to Become NEW TNA World Heavyweight Champion.
HOLY SHIT! I was not expecting that. I thought Hardy was gonna just pin Anderson fast. A few minutes in i wondered half/half but what a pleasant surprise. So much drama, kick out after kick out,the fact that it happened after 15 minutes of previous action totally helped the drama as did each and every run in,for once. Great damn moment match!
-Nice Ending,Anderson deserves it. Wait,he just told that fan to come in,but they kicked him out? Must have thought they were off the air.
Strong first ppv of the year for TNA. It seems they are doing the opposite of last year by giving away free unadvertised matches and surprises on Impact,and instead are giving away free,un advertised,un hyped matches and moments and surprises on PPV. Its good and bad,but i like it better than the other. Strong card,nothing was crap,2 matches at 4 star level and some sweet moments.
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